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The National Association of Secondary School Principals is backing a bipartisan push led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to raise the tobacco purchasing age to 21 as a way to curb the use of e-cigarettes, known as vaping, in schools.

Students increasingly are using the devices, sometimes in bathrooms and even in class. NASSP Executive Director JoAnn Bartoletti praised the introduction of the “Tobacco-Free Youth Act” on Monday as a way to address “one of the greatest public health issues our schools are facing.”